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No UKIP candidate for 2017 General Election in Lichfield and Burntwood

UKIP will not field a candidate in the 2017 General Election in Lichfield and Burntwood.

The deadline for nominations for the June 8 vote passed yesterday (May 11).

The Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party will now fight it out alone for the seat.

All four parties have opted to run with the same candidates as they did two years ago:

  • Chris Worsey (Labour)
  • Michael Fabricant (Cons)
  • Paul Ray (Lib Dem)
  • Robert Pass (Green)

UKIP came third in the 2015 General Election when John Rackham won 8,082 votes.

Full details of polling station locations have also been confirmed for the election.

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  1. The Scribbler

    12th May, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Any idea when local BBC will be doing an hour-long special on why UKIP won’t be fielding a candidate in Lichfield?

  2. 假名

    12th May, 2017 at 8:12 am

    A true loss for such a great and valiant party in the local area.

    At least we still have the decency of Michael to win. I cheer for the days I can return to the greatest of greenbelts and hunt those pesky foxes.

    Roll on another win for the greatest, and oldest, party in the uk

  3. John Griffin

    12th May, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Fabricant won’t be a good representative for all the rancid Kippers crawling back under their stones and voting Tory. He won’t go on about anything much frankly, except sycophantic questions to cosy up to whoever is Tory leader. You’ll probably have to hang around Waitrose late on Friday’s to catch sight of him anywhere in the constituency.

  4. Toast

    12th May, 2017 at 10:09 am

    …or on a Saturday lunchtime at one of our wonderful independent cafes. No, sorry, Caffe Nero.

  5. Rodney

    12th May, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Toast, aren’t Caffe Nero that large coffee shop that made £25 million profit and paid no tax….again, I think they are!

  6. Toast

    12th May, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    No wonder he feels at home there.